Have you heard about the Hyperloop? No? Ok, here is a crash course on the transportation revolution of the near future…
SpaceX, Paypal and Tesla creator and Billionaire Elon Musk first put forward his idea for a fifth mode of transport in 2013 when he published a concept blueprint on the internet. In it he outlined the basic mechanics of operation and challenged the world to take the mantle.
The concept is this:
So far two companies have been formed to take the concept forwards. Scale modal versions are only months away from actually demonstrating it works in Nevada. Slovakia’s government could be moving forward with a full-scale tube connection from Bratislava to Vienna and Budapest. More on that here. French railways company SNCF have just invested in hyperloop. Find out more on that here. MIT have just unveiled their Hyperloop pod design. Find out more about that here.
6th May 2016 by